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Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: RFE: Please allow unicode ID chars in identifiers
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 14:08:39 -0400
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On 6/1/17 8:42 PM, L A Walsh wrote:
> It would be a useful upgrade besides being a "good world citizen" ;-).

The only way this makes sense is to extend the allowable set of
characters from the portable character set to the current locale.

> I'm guessing that if POSIX was set, then they'd be limited
> to the ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)
> set.  ;^)

Not quite; it's a subset of characters from the Portable Character Set.
That's the set of characters that Posix requires to be present in all
locales supported by Posix systems.

http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/9699919799/basedefs/V1_chap03.html#tag_03_235
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